Originally Posted by sgtdeath66
i dont really care for the scout look on rifles.
Are you interested in fashion or function?
Until you have used a scout configuration, it's hard to understand how well it works. It is best suited to 100 yards and under, because the optics that work best in this configuration tend to be low power with long eye relief, but that is really where the Mini-14 shines.
I'd suggest you do some experimentation, search this forum, Ruger Forums and Perfect Union. Every option available is discussed in detail already.